Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Talia Vancouver, British Columbia

Fair address: Vancouver Heritage Fair

Project: Women's Ice Sports in Canada

My project is about the history and growth of ice sports for women in Canada. The project focuses on ringette and hockey.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing I learned was that women having been playing hockey in Canada for longer than I thought. The first recorded women's hockey game dates back to 1891. Women used to play hockey in long skirts! Men wore hockey shorts which were probably more practical.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I have learned about historical inequality in sports for women, how these sports grew, and how sports like ringette helped to improve opportunities for girls and women to play sports. I also learned about female leaders who have changed the way people think about girls in sports.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

Today girls like me have lots of opportunity to choose the activities we want. Boys can play ringette and girls can play hockey. If I was a girl in the early 1900s, I would not likely have had the opportunity to play an ice sport and there would not have been the choice to play ringette.

  • Jeff Godfrey

    That was pretty awesome. Well done Talia. I think you are a natural. You're gonna be on TV someday. Can I get your autograph before you're too famous?
    12/06/2017 4:34:37 PM

  • Renuka Singh

    Great job Talia! I'm definitely more informed about women's history in ice sports!
    12/06/2017 4:29:22 PM

  • Chris Dobrovolny

    Great job Talia! I really enjoyed your video and I learned a lot.
    12/06/2017 4:28:22 PM

  • Josh Sarkis

    Outstanding work Talia! You produced a terrific report and video. You are right no there is no limit to what you can achieve, in sports or otherwise! Congratulations!
    12/06/2017 4:13:09 PM

  • James Hart

    Talia, I enjoyed viewing your video and gaining historical information on girls/women in sports. Bravo
    10/06/2017 1:36:24 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.